Weather Log generates weather reports based on local conditions, allowing you to include them in daily site logs or monthly reports by date.
Novologic’s Weather Log provides your team with a weekly forecast that gives a high degree of certainty about heat, rain, wind or storms that could affect project progress and worker safety.
The weather log mitigates the chances of your construction project running into severe deliverability issues. Make efficient decisions with objective construction weather forecasts using the Weather Log module.
Use historical weather data to calculate expected lost weather days for more accurate bidding, budgeting and timeline forecasts.
Integrate comprehensive weather data into every step, from pre-construction forecasting to post-event debriefs and documentation.
Risk management is critical in construction since there are unexpected events even in the best-managed projects, and the weather is one of the main risks, and ignoring it can have severe consequences.
- For example, in 2017, the U.S. got hit with tropical storms that caused extreme destruction and mass evacuations. Estimation showed that together, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma caused billions in damages, the rebuild expected to cost the same, making these storms one of the costliest weather disasters in U.S. history to date.
- We’re entering an age of increased risk from extreme weather events. For an industry, as exposed to weather as construction, this is not good news as, by its nature, construction is dependent on weather.
- Project planning and design are determined by the landscape, geography and local weather, and the construction teams work outside. Extreme weather events can derail projects, endanger workers and increase construction costs, considerably demanding us to develop resilience strategies.
- Site safety is one of the essential parameters for construction projects, alongside the timely and cost-efficient completion of the project. Employees in the construction industry are exposed to high levels of risk to their health. Dangerous situations often arise due to unfavourable weather conditions such as rain, snowfall or storms. Therefore, accurate and reliable weather data for construction sites play a pivotal role in increasing site safety and managing resources more efficiently.
- Construction contracts typically include penalties for missed deadlines unless the contractor can justify that external factors caused the delay. There are numerous factors in play here, but aside from disappointments, late delivery of construction projects can also affect other things, including cost and reputation.
- Here are four ways that climate change and extreme weather impact the construction industry.
- Safety of personnel – Extreme temperatures can put the safety of construction personnel at risk. Not only can they be prone to injuries and accidents, but weather conditions like fog and rain can even limit visibility and the ability to concentrate on their delegated tasks.
- Safety of assets – Not knowing the site-specific weather forecast for your construction location can hamper the sustainability of your assets. Extreme temperature fluctuation can weaken the integrity of different machines and structures, hampering construction efforts and causing delays and damages.
- Efficiency in decision making – As weather patterns shift, it affects the crew’s ability to make sound decisions. Not having accurate construction weather forecasts on hand can involve operation managers and engineers in better planning and day-to-day decisions.
- Material supply chain – Extreme weather makes construction materials harder to source and purchase. Drought, flooding, and storms can cause a shortage, which may drive up costs or prevent materials from being obtained at all.
- Weather is a constant concern for the construction industry, which is exposed to the elements by nature. But advancements in meteorological solutions, forecast technologies and historical databases are arming site supervisors with the data they need to make the best decisions for their worksite.
- With Novologic’s weather reporting, your team can look at a weekly forecast and have a high degree of certainty about heat, rain, wind or storms that could affect project progress and worker safety. The chances of your construction project running into severe deliverability issues with time or budget limitations are mitigated.
- Having accurate weather forecasts is one way to reduce the overlapping of your resources from project to project. With data at your disposal, you can optimize all resources and meet demands accordingly. This will help your project schedules and save you both time and money in the long run.
- Novologic assists you in leveraging data to build prediction and leading indicators into all aspects of your construction ecosystem to enable better risk management.
- The forecasts allow site managers to adjust work schedules and task assignments, plus it empowers you to more effectively plan and price projects long before a project breaks ground. Make more strategic decisions about your business and project portfolio with Novologic:
- Use historical weather data to calculate expected lost weather days for more accurate bidding, budgeting and timeline forecasts.
- Determine which weeks have the most significant risk for weather delays throughout the year at both the project site and phase level to plan and schedule a job properly.
- Integrate comprehensive and updated weather data into every step of the risk management process, from pre-construction forecasting to post-event debriefs and documentation.
- Better weather data provides more precise insights for risk managers to help identify and mitigate risks on future projects by:
- Protecting materials and resources from severe weather damage by optimizing delivery, use and storage
- Ensuring structural integrity during every construction phase by planning for critical changes in temperature, winds, and precipitation could compromise key project phases.
- Ensuring worker safety with accurate temperature, heat index and precipitation readings.
- Planning around high winds (and gusts) could contribute to catastrophic machine failures. Contractors can set wind threshold alerts to ensure no workers step off the ground if gusts are forecasted above the pre-set safety threshold.
- Mitigating weather risk means more than just battening down the hatches before an incoming storm. It means connecting the dots and making informed business decisions to help contractors manage weather risks throughout their operations. Historical weather reporting and expert data interpretation help:
- Avoid the risks and consequences associated with weather delays.
- It helps paint a picture of what to expect at a construction site, which assists contractors in developing a more appropriate contract period.
- Data gives a brief glimpse into how unforeseen circumstances can affect the construction project that relies heavily on schedules.
- The more information at a contractor’s disposal, the more these unplanned weather delays can be accounted for.
- Knowing a construction site’s weather history becomes crucial in creating the most airtight construction timeline possible.
- Historical weather reports are also the best way to prove that non-compensable delays are still excusable. Contractors who use these reports to their full effect find they’re less likely to shoulder the burden of inexcusably missing a deadline.